Conference Information

Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA

June 27 - 30, 2023

2023 Conference

The next meeting is scheduled from Tuesday, June 27, to Friday, June 30, 2023, and will be hosted by Burns & McDonnell.

This hybrid event can be attended virtually, or in-person at a venue in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Please make the appropriate selection on the Registration page.

Virtual Attendance

For those who will attend the meeting virtually, a Webex link will be provided via email.

In-Person Attendance

Hotel, parking, and airport information is provided below.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel at the preferential rate* of USD $314 (plus taxes and fees) for “Gulf View” rooms – rooms facing the Gulf of Mexico, and USD $274 (plus taxes and fees) for “Park View” rooms – rooms facing Shelby Lake and Gulf State Park. These rates are guaranteed until May 26, 2023, or until the group block is sold out. Room cancellations are permitted up to 5 days prior to arrival without penalty.

  • The prices on the hotel’s booking website will initially appear to be $25 more. The reduced group rate will be reflected on the final hotel bill upon checkout.
  • Room fees are in USD funds and subject to applicable and prevailing state and local taxes.
  • Group rates will be honored for two days before and after the conference dates for guests interested in an extended stay (based on availability). To inquire about booking additional days, reach out to Central Reservations at 1-800-618-4350 and mention the group code BMM.
  • Check In: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out: 11:00 am
  • The Lodge is a 100% smoke-free environment including both indoor and outdoor areas.

The Lodge at Gulf State Park: A Hilton Hotel
21196 E Beach Blvd,
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Check In: Monday, June 26, 2023
Check Out: Friday, June 30, 2023

Hotel Reservation Method

Reservations: 1-800-618-4350
Mention the group code: BMM
Booking link: Online Booking Link


The Lodge offers self-parking and valet parking.

Self-parking: $10.00/night
Valet parking: $20.00/night


The nearest major airport is Pensacola International Airport (PNS) in nearby Pensacola, FL. It is located just 35 miles from The Lodge.

Future Users’ Group Conferences (Hosting)

For those interested in hosting a future CDEGS Users’ Group Conference, please download a budget estimate template, and then present the completed form to the conference officers at the next meeting.